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OWC debuts value-driven Neptune FireWire 400 drives

updated 01:45 pm EST, Tue December 2, 2003

Neptune FireWire drives

Other World Computing today debuted its new of external FireWire storage drives. The "value" drives are available in 60GB to 250GB capacities and use the Oxford911 bridge solution as well as offer two 6-pin FireWire 400 (1394a) ports, a 7200RPM drive mechanism, and either a 2MB or 8MB data buffer. All drives include a FireWire cable, Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools and Dantz Retrospect Express, as well as a one-year limited warranty. OWC says that the 1.5" x 9" x 5.5" drives are highly portable, weighing only 2.7 pounds, and boast an extremely compact and shock resistant design for maximum portability. Prices for OWC Neptune storage solutions start at $110 (60GB), $130 (80GB), $160 (120GB), $190 (160GB), $240 (200GB) and $300 (250GB).

by MacNN Staff




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    Joined: Dec 1969


    Bang for the buck

    Kinda ugly looking, but decent value. Bang for the buck ranking:
    1. 149GB (160) w/2MB ... $1.28 per GB
    2. 186GB (200) w/8MB ... $1.29 per GB
    233GB (250) w/8MB ... $1.29 per GB
    4. 112GB (120) w/2MB ... $1.43 per GB
    5. 75GB (80) w/2MB ... $1.74 per GB
    6. 56GB (60) w/2MB ... $1.97 per GB

  1. Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I don't get it.

    We have had two of these drives for a couple of weeks now. What is new?

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